Quibble of the Week: ‘Narcissa Malfoy and Regulus Black and the Downfall of Voldemort’

Our next Quibble of the Week comes to us from Hannah, who explores two members of the Black family that are often disregarded: Narcissa Malfoy, and Regulus Black. Hannah writes:

While at first glance Sirius Black and Andromeda Tonks appear to be the most admirable of the Black cousins, it can be argued that Regulus and Narcissa achieved more for their cause than their relatives who spurned the Black family. Sirius and Andromeda both rejected the Black doctrine to join the anti-Voldemort movement, whereas Regulus and Narcissa did not. However, it was this conformity that allowed them to ultimately ensure Voldemort’s downfall.

Hannah’s essay poses an interesting question. Certainly, Narcissa’s and Regulus’s ultimate actions serve as redemption for their respective characters – but were these actions truly more admirable than those of Sirius Black and Andromeda Tonks?

We would also like to congratulate Hannah for having her essay submitted as the 100th quibble!

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